UWS Openings & Expansions: 79th Street Pharmacy, Columbus Square Whole Foods Wine Shop, The Lounge At Cafe Tallulah

Wrote back in October that a new pharmacy was slated to open at 215 W. 79th (between Broadway & Amsterdam). The space became vacant in September 2011, when previous tenant Rodos Interiors relocated to Brooklyn. The aptly named 79th Street Pharmacy finally opened for business earlier today. UPDATE 2/13: A letter from the owners of [...]

Wednesday Night On The UWS: What to Feed Your Healthy Family — Organics vs. Conventional

Posted in June about Apple to Zucchini, a resource for families with the goal of helping “moms and dads navigate the supermarket aisles” so they can “eat naturally and live organically.” It was founded by two UWS moms: Natalya Murakhver (food writer & activist) and Vicky Feltman (pediatric nutritionist). They’re back with another free seminar [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Gastroarte (fka Graffit), RookieUSA, Rigoletto Pizza

There’s been quite a bit of upheaval at popular UWS Spanish restaurant Gastroarte (formerly Graffit) over the past few weeks (141 W. 69, between Broadway & Columbus). Chef and partner Jesus Nunez left a few weeks ago and now a sign in the window indicates “the restaurant is closed for kitchen restoration.”

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 8/17/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Friday, August 17th, 2012…

Tuesday Night On The UWS: What to Feed Your Healthy Family — Discussion & Tasting

If you’ve been meaning to start making healthier food decisions for your family but didn’t know where to begin, there’s an interesting event in the neighborhood tomorrow evening. Natalya Murakhver (food writer & activist) and Vicky Feltman (pediatric nutritionist) are the founders of Apple to Zucchini, a resource for families with the goal of helping [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Variazioni, Michaels

Mentioned in February that the former All Bright Trading Company space at 2659 Broadway (corner of 101st) was being gutted. It has now reopened at Variazioni, a women’s clothing boutique.

Upper West Side Openings & Reopenings: Gastronomie 491, Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Unamed Children’s Clothing Concept, Abbey Pub, Hungarian Pastry Shop

I first mentioned Gastronomie 491 (491 Columbus, between 83rd & 84th) way back in September. At the time, word was they’d open “sometime in October.” As with many openings in the neighborhood, things moved a little slower than originally planned. However, the wait is now over — the gourmet market and cafe is opening for [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/27/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Monday, February 27th, 2012…

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/21/12

Happy Fat Tuesday! Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012…

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/1/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012…